Ranking of popular dog breeds in Sweden 2018, by number of purchased animals

The number of pet dogs registered in Sweden peaked in 2018. In the past seven years, the number grew from nearly 748 thousand pet dogs registered to approximately 920 thousand. As of 2018, the most purchased dog breed was the Labrador Retriever, known for its friendly, active and outgoing character. The German Shephard and the Golden Retriever came in second and third place.    

 Comparison to other Nordic countries 

   The Labrador Retriever was very popular in all Nordic countries. In Denmark, the breed ranked first, by the number of new registrations. In Norway, this breed came in fifth place among most popular breeds. The German Shephard had the highest number of registrations in this year.  

Dog names in Sweden

  In 2018, Molly was by far the most popular dog name as almost 7.9 thousand Swedish dogs bore it. Bella, another female dog name, ranked second. It was followed by the names Charlie and Ludde; both for male dogs.

Ranking of popular dog breeds in Sweden in 2018, by number of purchased animals

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